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I am a 78 yr senior citizen living on SS with a little suppliment from Birch Gold and silver. In two years my portfolio has dwindled down $100,00.00 by shady practices of Birch Gold. I cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. Is there any organization that protects senior citizens against unethical practices.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? And is a local attorney or other consumer protection advocate helping with this?

Texas and noone is helping at this time. I am confused on where to turn.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you contacted the manufacturer?

Yes they know I am disatisfied with their handling of the account but I have no recourse to do anything about it and I think there is a one yr limit to make a complaint.

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No and Thanks

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